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Jesus heals the sick and drives out demons, showing Himself to be the Messiah Isaiah had spoken about (Is 53:4).

BibleGateway: Matthew 8:14-34

ESV Text: Matthew 8:14-34

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:40 and ends at about 4:35

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     14 And when Jesus was come into Peter’s house, he saw his wife’s mother laid, and sick of a fever. 15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them. 16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: 17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

     18 Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side. 19 And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. 20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. 21 And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. 22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.

     23 And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. 24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. 25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. 26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. 27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

     28 And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. 29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? 30 And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding. 31 So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. 32 And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. 33 And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils. 34 And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 557 :
At Even When the Sun Did Set — Organ Audio

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1. At even, when the sun did set, 
The sick, O Lord, around Thee lay 
Oh, in what divers pain they met! 
Oh, with what joy they went away! 

2. Once more ’tis eventide, and we, 
Oppressed with various ills, draw near. 
What if Thy form we cannot see, 
We know and feel that Thou art here. 

3. O Savior Christ, our woes dispel; 
For some are sick, and some are sad, 
And some have never loved Thee well, 
And some have lost the love they had; 

4. And some are pressed with worldly care, 
And some are tried with sinful doubt; 
And some such grievous passions tear 
That only Thou canst cast them out; 

5. And some have found the world is vain, 
Yet from the world they break not free; 
And some have friends who give them pain, 
Yet have not sought a friend in Thee; 

6. And none, O Lord, have perfect rest, 
For none are wholly free from sin; 
And they who fain would serve Thee best 
Are conscious most of wrong within. 

7. O Savior Christ, Thou too, art man; 
Thou hast been troubled, tempted, tried. 
Thy kind but searching glance can scan 
The very wounds that shame would hide. 

8. Thy touch has still its ancient power, 
No word from Thee can fruitless fall; 
Hear in this solemn evening hour 
And in Thy mercy heal us all. 

Hymn: LSB 539 :
Christ Is the World’s Redeemer — Organ Audio

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